Johann Christian Kittel (1732 – 1809) was one of the last students of Johann Sebastian Bach. Though his work is noticeably influenced by the galant style, his forms are mainly based on examples by Bach.
This piece is based on an old Christmas hymn. After an introduction the melody is presented.
Heinrich Henkel (16 February 1822 – 10 April 1899) was a German composer who studied with Johann Anton André at Offenbach am Main. Later in live he helped found the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. Although he wrote numerous works, both instrumental and vocal, not much is in print nowadays.
Heinrich Oberhoffer (1824 - 1885) was composer, music theorist and organist in the cathedral of Luxembourg. He published several books on harmony, composition and a large eucational book for the catholic organist. This trio is part his op 56. The recording is made with use of Hauptwerk and the demo.